Home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of art by the Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, the Picasso Museum first opened its doors in Barcelona, Spain in 1963. The museum was conceived by Jaume Sabartes, Picasso’s longtime friend and personal secretary, as a public exhibition space for Sabartes’ collection of over 500 pieces of Picasso’s work. At Picasso’s request, the museum was situated in Barcelona. Today, the museum’s permanent collection contains over 3,800 of Picasso’s artworks.
An exhaustive collection of the artist’s early works can be viewed here as well as representative pieces from later periods. Highlights include the Las Meninas Series of 58 paintings, which were completed over a several month period in 1957. The paintings are Picasso’s modern interpretation of the famous painting by Velazquez, Las Meninas originally created in 1656.
Opening times for the Picasso Museum are as follows:
Tuesday to Sundays: From 9am to 7pm
Thursday: From 9am to 9.30pm
Closed on Mondays
OAP / Under 25’s / Unemployed: €7
Under 18’s : Free
First Sunday of each month, free Museum entrance from 9am to 7pm
Address: C/ MONTCADA, 15-23, 08003
Nearest Metro: Jaume I Station
Buses: 14, 17, 19, 39, 40, 45, 51, 59 and 120
Bus Turistic (Tourist Bus): Red Route